To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  History & Other Humanities  Anthropology  Physical Anthropology

Inequality A Genetic History

Popular Science
By: Carles Lalueza-Fox(Author)
192 pages, 22 b/w illustrations
Publisher: MIT Press
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Inequality ISBN: 9780262547314 Paperback Sep 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • Inequality ISBN: 9780262046787 Hardback Feb 2022 Out of stock with supplier: order now to get this when available
Selected version: £20.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

How genomics reveals deep histories of inequality, going back many thousands of years.

Inequality is an urgent global concern, with pundits, politicians, academics, and best-selling books all taking up its causes and consequences. In Inequality, Carles Lalueza-Fox offers an entirely new perspective on the subject, examining the genetic marks left by inequality on humans throughout history. Lalueza-Fox describes genetic studies, made possible by novel DNA sequencing technologies, that reveal layers of inequality in past societies, manifested in patterns of migration, social structures, and funerary practices. Through their DNA, ancient skeletons have much to tell us, yielding anonymous stories of inequality, bias, and suffering.

Lalueza-Fox, a leader in palaeogenomics, offers the deep history of inequality. He explores the ancestral shifts associated with migration and describes the gender bias unearthed in these migrations – the brutal sexual asymmetries, for example, between male European explorers and the women of Latin America that are revealed by DNA analysis. He considers social structures, and the evidence that high social standing was inherited – the ancient world was not a meritocracy. He untangles social and genetic factors to consider whether wealth is an advantage in reproduction, showing why we are more likely to be descended from a king than a peasant. And he explores the effects of ancient inequality on the human gene pool. Marshalling a range of evidence, Lalueza-Fox shows that understanding past inequalities is key to understanding present ones.

Customer Reviews


Carles Lalueza-Fox is a Research Professor and Director of the Paleogenomics Lab at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra) in Barcelona. He participated in the Neanderthal Genome Project and led the first retrieval of the genome of an 8,000-year-old European hunter-gatherer.

Popular Science
By: Carles Lalueza-Fox(Author)
192 pages, 22 b/w illustrations
Publisher: MIT Press
Media reviews

"In this important and disturbing book, Lalueza-Fox shows that while our genes may not cause social, economic, and political inequality, they carry the evidence of millennia of human inequality and dominance: men over women, powerful over weak, technologically advanced over traditional."
– Patrick J. Geary, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study

"Carles Lalueza-Fox's extraordinary book highlights the most searing insight of the ancient DNA revolution: the fact that our human penchant for exploiting each other is inscribed in each of us biologically. From ancient DNA we obtain a vivid record of those who were less privileged – who did not write the histories but who did leave behind their DNA – and what we learn is how the inequities of our own time are nothing unusual, and instead are a fundamental aspect of our inheritance."
– David Reich, Harvard University; author of Who We Are and How We Got Here

"Concerns about inequality and its origins have come to the fore around the globe. Off-limits in many quarters is any discussion of genetic determination. In this book Carles Lalueza-Fox brings to life exciting new research on ancient DNA to understand the emergence of inequality in human societies over the millennia. It advances the discussion of the role of genes in inequality beyond the simplistic discussions so common in our time."
– James Heckman, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics; Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

"[A] significant book."

Current promotions
New and Forthcoming BooksNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife MagazineBuyers Guides